The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 55 72
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +17
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 398 298 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.10% 4.14% 3.30%
As % of the Applications category 38.20% 26.07% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 300 255 200
Average salary £31,000 £26,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -11.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1042 1143 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.98% 15.88% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 784 937 922
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 194 £35,734 +34.84% 30
Cheshire +20 135 £27,250 -9.16% 16
Merseyside +25 37 £30,000 +50.00% 12
Lancashire 0 27 £18,500 -15.90% 4
Cumbria -6 1 £7,000 -70.83% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 515 (72.43%) Microsoft
2 394 (55.41%) MS Excel
3 259 (36.43%) Windows
4 183 (25.74%) SQL
5 177 (24.89%) Finance
6 164 (23.07%) Active Directory
7 132 (18.57%) Degree
8 129 (18.14%) Analytical Skills
9 108 (15.19%) SQL Server
10 107 (15.05%) Project Management
11 106 (14.91%) Windows 7
12 101 (14.21%) ITIL
13 82 (11.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 81 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
15 79 (11.11%) Citrix
15 79 (11.11%) MS Exchange
16 78 (10.97%) MS PowerPoint
17 75 (10.55%) MS Project
18 72 (10.13%) TCP/IP
18 72 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 62 (8.72%) DNS
19 62 (8.72%) .NET
19 62 (8.72%) HTML
19 62 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
20 61 (8.58%) Firewall
20 61 (8.58%) VMware
21 60 (8.44%) SLA
22 59 (8.30%) Marketing
23 58 (8.16%) Change Management
24 57 (8.02%) Cisco

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 79 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 42 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 40 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (5.34%) SAS
5 34 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (2.81%) IIS
7 13 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.98%) CMS
9 7 (0.98%) OpenEdge
9 7 (0.98%) CICS
9 7 (0.98%) WordPress
10 6 (0.84%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.70%) NetWeaver
11 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.56%) Apache
12 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.56%) Joomla!
13 3 (0.42%) WorkSite
Applications
1 394 (55.41%) MS Excel
2 78 (10.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 75 (10.55%) MS Project
4 35 (4.92%) MS Visio
5 27 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.55%) Photoshop
7 10 (1.41%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.70%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.70%) MicroStation
9 4 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.28%) FastStats
10 2 (0.28%) SPSS
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.14%) InDesign
11 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.70%) Visualfiles
2 5 (0.70%) Sage 50
3 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.42%) SAP PS
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.28%) Magento
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.14%) SyteLine
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.95%) Office 365
2 11 (1.55%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.28%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.13%) TCP/IP
2 62 (8.72%) DNS
3 61 (8.58%) Firewall
4 49 (6.89%) DHCP
5 40 (5.63%) LAN
6 39 (5.49%) VPN
7 34 (4.78%) WAN
8 24 (3.38%) Wireless
9 19 (2.67%) Internet
10 17 (2.39%) SAN
10 17 (2.39%) VoIP
11 15 (2.11%) VLAN
12 13 (1.83%) NAS
13 11 (1.55%) Broadband
13 11 (1.55%) Ethernet
14 9 (1.27%) Intranet
14 9 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.13%) HTTP
16 7 (0.98%) MPLS
16 7 (0.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (4.78%) Data Mining
5 27 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.55%) MySQL
10 10 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
10 10 (1.41%) Relational Database
11 9 (1.27%) MS Access
11 9 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.98%) Easytrieve
13 6 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.84%) QlikView
14 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.70%) DB2
15 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (1.69%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.41%) Subversion
4 6 (0.84%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.56%) Selenium
5 4 (0.56%) UltraEdit
6 3 (0.42%) JMeter
6 3 (0.42%) JIRA
6 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.42%) JUnit
7 2 (0.28%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.28%) SilkTest
7 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.28%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.14%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.14%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 177 (24.89%) Finance
2 59 (8.30%) Marketing
3 45 (6.33%) Legal
4 38 (5.34%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.38%) Law
6 23 (3.23%) Manufacturing
7 22 (3.09%) Retail
8 21 (2.95%) Banking
9 12 (1.69%) Advertising
10 7 (0.98%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.70%) French Language
11 5 (0.70%) German Language
11 5 (0.70%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.56%) Local Government
12 4 (0.56%) Back Office
12 4 (0.56%) Publishing
13 3 (0.42%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 254 (35.72%) Analyst
2 74 (10.41%) Support Analyst
3 62 (8.72%) Developer
4 54 (7.59%) Support Engineer
5 51 (7.17%) IT Support
6 47 (6.61%) Project Manager
7 46 (6.47%) Service Analyst
8 42 (5.91%) Service Desk Analyst
9 34 (4.78%) 1st Line Support
10 31 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (4.36%) Administrator
11 27 (3.80%) Junior
12 25 (3.52%) Business Analyst
13 24 (3.38%) PMO Analyst
14 22 (3.09%) Architect
15 20 (2.81%) IT Support Engineer
16 19 (2.67%) Desktop Support
16 19 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
16 19 (2.67%) Technical Support
17 18 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.72%) HTML
1 62 (8.72%) .NET
2 36 (5.06%) CSS
3 29 (4.08%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.11%) jQuery
5 14 (1.97%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.55%) XML
7 9 (1.27%) COM
7 9 (1.27%) Web Services
8 8 (1.13%) Entity Framework
9 7 (0.98%) XHTML
10 5 (0.70%) OLE
10 5 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.70%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.56%) Ajax
11 4 (0.56%) LINQ
11 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 4 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.56%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 129 (18.14%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.75%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.36%) Blackberry
4 28 (3.94%) Data Centre
5 26 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.66%) Credit Risk
6 16 (2.25%) Mathematics
7 14 (1.97%) Statistics
7 14 (1.97%) PMI
8 13 (1.83%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.83%) Fat Client
8 13 (1.83%) User Experience
9 12 (1.69%) Smartphone
10 11 (1.55%) NHS
10 11 (1.55%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.41%) Life Science
11 10 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.41%) iPhone
12 9 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 259 (36.43%) Windows
2 106 (14.91%) Windows 7
3 72 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (8.02%) Windows XP
5 46 (6.47%) Windows 8
5 46 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (3.80%) Linux
8 25 (3.52%) UNIX
9 21 (2.95%) Windows Vista
10 18 (2.53%) Android
11 10 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.70%) NetWare
13 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.42%) Solaris
14 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.05%) Project Management
2 101 (14.21%) ITIL
3 81 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (8.16%) Change Management
6 49 (6.89%) PRINCE2
7 48 (6.75%) Analytics
8 36 (5.06%) SDLC
9 34 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (4.64%) Benchmarking
11 32 (4.50%) Time Management
11 32 (4.50%) Business Analytics
12 31 (4.36%) CRM
13 30 (4.22%) Business Analysis
13 30 (4.22%) Statistical Analysis
14 28 (3.94%) Requirements Analysis
14 28 (3.94%) Business Development
14 28 (3.94%) Predictive Modelling
15 24 (3.38%) Problem Management
15 24 (3.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 183 (25.74%) SQL
2 52 (7.31%) JavaScript
3 49 (6.89%) C#
4 26 (3.66%) VB
5 18 (2.53%) T-SQL
6 15 (2.11%) Java
7 12 (1.69%) PHP
7 12 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 12 (1.69%) VBA
8 10 (1.41%) VBScript
9 7 (0.98%) COBOL
9 7 (0.98%) Assembly Language
9 7 (0.98%) REXX
9 7 (0.98%) JCL
10 6 (0.84%) Python
10 6 (0.84%) C++
10 6 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.56%) Progress 4GL
11 4 (0.56%) C
11 4 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 132 (18.57%) Degree
2 82 (11.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (5.49%) MCSE
4 35 (4.92%) MCP
5 30 (4.22%) MCITP
6 25 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (3.23%) MCSA
7 23 (3.23%) CCNA
7 23 (3.23%) MCDST
8 18 (2.53%) MCTS
9 17 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (2.39%) PMI Certification
10 16 (2.25%) ISEB
11 12 (1.69%) CCENT
12 10 (1.41%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.41%) A+ Certification
13 9 (1.27%) MOS
13 9 (1.27%) Security Cleared
14 8 (1.13%) CISSP
14 8 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.44%) SLA
2 30 (4.22%) QA
3 7 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.56%) HL7
6 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 164 (23.07%) Active Directory
2 50 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.11%) XenApp
5 4 (0.56%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.42%) vSphere
6 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.42%) XenServer
6 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (1.69%) SCCM
2 10 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.56%) WSUS
4 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.42%) OpenView
4 3 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.28%) MOM
6 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 515 (72.43%) Microsoft
2 79 (11.11%) Citrix
3 61 (8.58%) VMware
4 57 (8.02%) Cisco
5 51 (7.17%) Oracle
6 25 (3.52%) Adobe
7 21 (2.95%) SAP
8 17 (2.39%) Apple
9 15 (2.11%) IBM
9 15 (2.11%) Dell
9 15 (2.11%) Avaya
9 15 (2.11%) Google
10 11 (1.55%) Sage
11 10 (1.41%) NetApp
11 10 (1.41%) HP
12 8 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.13%) Interwoven
13 7 (0.98%) Veeam
14 6 (0.84%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.84%) Lotus
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